Facilities Apprenticeship Program

This program includes opportunities to work part time during the school period and full time within school breaks.

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The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is partnering with Eastern Maine Community College and Maine Maritime Academy to offer apprenticeships to individuals currently enrolled in applicable technical curriculums in order to give them practical experience during their education.

Those who complete their professional training, including a JAX apprenticeship in facilities services, will have the opportunity to be hired at JAX in a full-time position and earn a family-sustaining wage.

In addition to being paid an hourly wage during apprenticeships and a competitive wage upon graduation, JAX will make payments towards college expenses if they meet performance standards, are offered a position, and work at JAX for at least two years upon graduation. The cost remission program benefit is $14,000 each for EMCC apprentices/hires, and $30,000 each to MMA apprentices/hires.

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Full time enrollment within EMCC or MMA
  • Concentration in one of these programs
    • Electronics Technology Program
    • Licensed HVAC Technician
    • Licensed Stationary Engineer
    • Licensed Electrician
    • General Mechanic
    • Licensed Plumber
  • Ability and commitment to work as an apprentice at JAX for two years up to graduation
  • Satisfactory academic performance while serving in apprenticeship

How to apply:

Please submit your application along with a cover letter at the link below:

EMCC Student Application
MMA Students Application